Category Archive for: ‘First Ascent’

Low Clouds and No Flights in Antarctica

Not much happening here at Vinson Basecamp today. During the night, a storm blew in with low, dense clouds, rendering …

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Beautiful Lines in a Sea of White

We had another great day skiing here in Antarctica. And, tomorrow we fly off to find an untouched summit to …

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Great Skiing on the Branscomb Glacier

We had a great first day skiing here on the Branscomb Glacier, just outside of Vinson Basecamp. Some beautiful light …

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Rest Day at Vinson, Ready to Ski

A much-needed rest and production day here at Vinson Basecamp today. Ed, Cindy, David, and Ben flew out to Union …

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A Frigid Summit on Vinson

We reached the top of Mount Vinson yesterday under clear, but cold, skies. We had temperatures in the realm of …

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Ready for the Summit of Mount Vinson

We moved up today under heavy loads from Low to High Camp. Weather is great, and we’re looking forward to …

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Storms Arrive on Vinson

We made a carry today from Low Camp to High Camp on Vinson. The continent has finally showed some of …

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At Vinson Basecamp

After a long day of travel, we made it to Vinson Basecamp. An amazing place! Check in on the First …

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Ready To Depart for Antarctica

We’re here in Punta Arenas; the entire team is doing well, excited, all our bags arrived, we’re packed, and ready …

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A Russian Ilyushin jet sits on the ice runway in Antarctica.

Away to Antarctica

It’s been a blitz of a holiday season, and I’m amazed at how the time has flown by. The last …

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